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BREWSTER — Cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to climb across the nation, with Okanogan County picking up 11 in the past week.

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OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Fair likely won’t happen this year, but alternate events are in the works for youngsters with market animals and those with still life projects.

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OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee announced yesterday that residents statewide will be required to wear a face mask effective Friday in an attempt to slow the coronavirus spread.

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OKANOGAN — President Donald Trump signed an executive order to keep red meat and poultry processing facilities open during the coronavirus pandemic.

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TACOMA — Two Okanogan County residents are among those who filed a federal class action lawsuit Friday, May 1, against Gov. Jay Inslee over his stay home, stay healthy orders related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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OKANOGAN - Several dozen residents gathered on the doorsteps of the Okanogan County commissioners’ hearing room Monday to support the county in reopening the local economy.

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OKANOGAN – Okanogan County commissioners signed a joint resolution calling for the closure of overnight transient accommodations and hospitality lodging until further notice due to coronavirus.

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OMAK — Voters in several Okanogan Country school districts will be asked Feb. 11 to decide on educational programs and operations levy requests and, in two districts, technology-related capital levies.

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OROVILLE — The city is down to one police officer with the resignation of Chief Todd Hill, effective Feb. 4. Hill notified the city at the Jan. 21 regular city council meeting.

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SHERMAN PASS — A mysterious creature that appeared in front of a state Department of Transportation mountain pass camera has left residents scratching their heads wondering if a strange, dark object in a photo may be the legendary Bigfoot.

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OMAK — The Omak Chamber of Commerce is holding their third annual Festival of Trees for non-profits at 12 Resort Casino, with a cocktail gala and live auction Saturday, Nov. 29 from 6-8 p.m.

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OROVILLE — City council approved to establish a four-way stop at Fir Street and 16th Avenue during a regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19.

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TONASKET — City council members had lots of questions about specific budget items during the final public hearing on the City of Tonasket 2020 budget Tuesday, Nov. 12. City clerk and treasurer Alice Attwood said she was still researching several items and “a couple funds aren’t balanced yet,…

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TONASKET — Brent Timm, operations manager of TranGO (Transit for Greater Okanogan) presented city council with a proposal for placement of shelters and bus stop signs within city limits at the Nov. 12 city council meeting.

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OKANOGAN - What started out as a simple home improvement project for an Okanogan couple quickly turned into a quest for information into their 1921 Okanogan home.

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OMAK - The man who died Oct. 15 in a homicide on West Third Avenue has been identified by the Omak Police Department as Keith Riehart, 31, Omak.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Voters around the region will have plenty of choices on the Nov. 5 ballot. Earlier this month, The Chronicle sent questions to all of the candidates who are in local contested races in Okanogan, Douglas and Ferry counties seeking answers to three questions, along with their ag…

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TONASKET — City Attorney Mick Howe reported legal fees paid by the city defending council members Christa “Teagan” Levine and Jill Ritter in a recall petition brought forward by residents Brenda Jones and Charlotte Betchan could not be recovered.

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TONASKET — The city council approved to spend up to $4,500 for Jeff Moran of the city’s engineering firm Varella & Associates to apply to the state Department of Ecology (DOE) for a storm water grant/loan. Council member Marylou Kriner opposed.

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MESA, ARIZ. - Loren Culp received the Police Chief of the Decade award from the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association Saturday, Oct. 12.

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OLYMPIA — All of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle’s news staff brought home awards during the 132nd annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest Friday at the Hotel RL in Olympia.

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OMAK—Modern Electric Tattoo received a facelift to the exterior of its shop on Sunday, August 4 and Monday, August 5, from owner Peach Daniel and fellow tattoo artist Core Jensen.

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OKANOGAN — Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Henry A. Rawson dropped a restraining order denying a move by the Carlton House of Cannabis from their location at 2256 Highway 153, Suite B in Carlton, to a storefront location at 1017 E. Methow Valley Highway.The state Liquor and Cannabis Boa…

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OKANOGAN — Voters in Okanogan County will have choices on the Aug. 6 primary ballot for Republic, Tonasket city government, and Omak School District voters will have a choice for a board position.

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TONASKET — Cash, drugs and more than two-dozen firearms are missing or unaccounted from the former Tonasket Police Department buildings.

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TWISP — Omak resident Jerry Kincaid went foraging for Morel mushrooms on Wednesday, June 5, when he discovered a 20-pound Puffball mushroom.

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OKANOGAN – An autopsy performed on a body found in the trunk of a burning vehicle east of Tonasket June 3 was not able to determine the identity of the victim due to the condition of the body.

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CURLEW — Two separate investigations are ongoing following the death of a man who was served search warrants by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife June 7.

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TONASKET - The city council heard an update on the Okanogan County Juvenile Detention Center from administrator Dennis Rabidou during a regular meeting Tuesday, June 11.

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TONASKET – The Kuhler was chosen as Tonasket Chamber of Commerce's business of the month for July.

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BREWSTER — Go for a run, shoot some hoops, or spit cherry pits at second-ever Cherries Jubilee Saturday, June 15.

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PATEROS — Dwindling volunteers and a downtown construction project will not put a damper on this year’s Apple Pie Jamboree, July 19-21.

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OKANOGAN – The Pioneer Project may or may not happen this year at the Okanogan County Fair.